Police Launch Manhunt For Coronavirus “Patient” Who Escaped From Wilkins Hospital

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has launched a manhunt for a 26-year old man who skipped screening procedures for Covid 19 at Wilkins Hospital on Sunday.

The man had travelled from Thailand 19 days ago and was showing symptoms associated with the coronavirus.

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Reports indicate that the man was supposed to undergo tests at Wilkins Hospital in Harare but he fled from the hospital on Sunday before the medical team could take his specimen.

The matter was reported to Marlborough Police Station on Sunday.

The incident was confirmed by City Health Director, Dr Prosper Chonzi, who disclosed that the man’s temperature had been recorded at 38.6.

Police Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police are handling the matter and officers escorted health officials to an address in Mount Pleasant, then Pomona suburb but could not locate the “patient”.

Meanwhile, City health officials have assured the nation that they remain on high alert and there is no reason to panic over this incident.

More: ZBC News

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